NFL Rankings: 49ers still chasing Cards; Raiders slipping

NFL Rankings: 49ers still chasing Cards; Raiders slipping
October 3, 2012, 12:54 am
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Were at the quarter-pole of the NFL season and teams are beginning to separate from the pack. But whats more realistic at this point a Texans vs. Falcons Super Bowl, or a Ravens-49ers Harbaugh Bowl? The power rankings are all about head-to-head results at this point in time...

1 (1) Houston Texans (4-0) The most complete team in the league right now. 2 (2) Atlanta Falcons (4-0) Dirty Birds Version IOS 6.0? 3 (3) Arizona Cardinals (4-0) Kevin Kolb must be living right. 4 (4) Baltimore Ravens (3-1) Quietly, waiting in the weeds to strike. 5 (8) Minnesota Vikings (3-1) Somewhere, Tommy Kramer is smiling. 6 (9) San Francisco 49ers (3-1) How do the Youngstown Niners grab ya? 7 (12) Chicago Bears (3-1) Not quite the 1985 demolition of the Cowboys, but almost as complete . 8 (10) New England Patriots (2-2) A three-game losing streak? Brady would never hear of it. 9 (14) San Diego Chargers (3-1) Is this the year Norv-a-caine numbs the rest of football to sleep? 10 (16) Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) Dalton and Green making like Anderson and Collinsworth. Too soon? 11 (17) Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) Two missed field goals mean Andy Reid can exhale twice. 12 (5) Seattle Seahawks (2-2) The ugliest uniforms this side of the USFL. 13 (11) Green Bay Packers (2-2) Something's just not clickingyet. 14 (6) Dallas Cowboys (2-2) A five-pick game on national TV is no way for Romo to endear himself. 15 (7) New York Giants (2-2) Now the G-Men know how Scott Norwood feltkinda. 16 (18) Denver Broncos (2-2) The Mile High Lovefest for Manning is reaching Tebow-ian levels. 17 (13) New York Jets (2-2) Speaking of Tim Tebow, is it that time yet? 18 (15) Buffalo Bills (2-2) Wait, weren't the Bills handing Brady and the Pat's their lunch in the first half? 19 (22) St. Louis Rams (2-2) Time for Ice Cube to wistfully rap, Eric Dickerson, come back home. 20 (24) Washington Redskins (2-2) Cundiff atones for sin of three missed field goals and makes Shanahan look smart again. 21 (21) Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) Mundy's wallet is 21,000 lighter. 22 (19) Miami Dolphins (1-3) Tannehill's learning curve is going better than expected. 23 (23) Detroit Lions (1-3) Lions say they're a "different" 1-3. Meaning what, exactly? 24 (26) Indianapolis Colts (1-2) Now comes the hard part for Luck after his first career bye. 25 (25) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) MJD and not much else at this time. 26 (27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) Yes, they should go back to the orangecicle unis, just to curry up interest. 27 (28) Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) Routt Tweets, Another day, another dollar. He must have meant another deflating loss. 28 (30) Carolina Panthers (1-3) All of those stats mean little without W's. 29 (20) Oakland Raiders (1-3) Bye comes at a perfect time to soothe physical and psychological wounds. 30 (29) Tennessee Titans (1-3) Seriously, how did this outfit win a game? 31 (32) New Orleans Saints (0-4) Not as bad as their record suggests, but you are what your record says, right? 32 (31) Cleveland Browns (0-4) And with the first pick of the 2013 draft...

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